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Artist Series

Children’s Puppet Making

Saturday, May 11 | 10:00 am

Town Pavilion

Join us for a series of Children’s Puppet Making classes! 

Joann McMillan is a lifelong puppeteer and puppet maker with experience in every age group and venue. Joann holds a Bachelor of Arts in drama and secondary education from the University of Delaware, and she has completed numerous workshops on puppet making. She has been on OAC Teaching artist, and performing artist rosters since 1994. Check out her recent OETA segment!

There will be three opportunities to participate, each slightly different than the last.
Each class will start with an exploration of many different types of puppets from Joann’s collection.
The workshop is scheduled to take 2 hours and the cost is $20 per child.
Children under 5 years old will require a parent/guardian stay for the entire workshop.

May 11th – Each child will create a complete cast of characters for a short skit.

June 8th – Each child will make a simple marionette.

July 13th – Each child will make a giant posterboard & cloth puppet followed by a parade around the Pavilion.

Joann’s credits include The Tulsa Symphony, The Truman Library, The National Cowboy Hall of Fame, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Oklahoma Historical Society, The Museum of Pioneer History, The National Frontier Trails Museum, countless libraries, preschools, elementary schools, several high schools and middle schools, nursing homes, festivals, parties, groundbreakings, and other public events.

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